2nd March 2011

“Equality for all before the law must be non-negotiable. Special treatment for any religious group undermines the democratic foundation of our legal system.”

Terry Sanderson

6 Responses to “2nd March 2011”

  1. Jezebel Says:

    I agree with Sanderson. Many religious groups believe they are entitled to discriminate against minority groups of their choosing, usually homosexuals and women. However, if these religious groups cannot live by the (anti-discrimination) laws which govern our society, why should they be rewarded with government funding and other tax-free perks?

  2. CaptainZero Says:

    Jezebel – that’s the best argument for discontinuing tax exempt status for religious bigots I’ve heard!

  3. Clovis Says:

    I like Jezebel’s statement, its like how the annoying LDS is trying to force me to join there cult, and hates my kind (as I am joining the Marines), but its funny that they hate my future job even though the main reason they can say those words is because of people like me who are fighting for freedom (not now, but back then).

  4. Doubting Thomas Says:

    Clovis As you rightly say the freedoms we have been earned by the lives of young men and women in past wars ( wars seemingly started by older men – but not fought by them ) and I remember at all times their sacrifice. But a word of caution, on lots of Nazi regalia in WW11 were the words ” Gott is mit us ” and many other religions use the lives of the young to perpetuate their evil agenda.

  5. Doubting Thomas Says:

    PS Sorry for my lousy German.

  6. Jeff Says:

    Just a thought. Given that almost all oaths of office, Military induction, testimony, jury etc in the US end in the words “so help me God” by law, what would happen if all atheists (rationalists, whatever) stopped taking them, in a form of civil disobedience, until those laws were changed, or a challenge to the SCOTUS could be completed?

    Bet we could get that ridiculous inclusion dropped in 5 years of less?